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The Michigan Daily Thursday, February 5, 1987 Page 5
WCB hosts fundraiser

By John Carney
Local color will be at its
brightest this weekend as the
:..Campus Broadcast Network's
WCBN-FM holds their 8th annual
fundraiser. Today through Sunday,
-the station will host 88.3 hours of
special programming and encourage
; listener contributions. The event
culminates Sunday night at 8 p.m.
with the annual bash at the
Michigan Union Ballroom.
The purpose is, quite simply, to
combine fundraising with
celebration. The fundraiser is
counted on for bringing in over half
of the FM station's yearly funds.
"We're alotted $14,000 from the
University and we're hoping to
gross $15,000 from the fundraiser,"
says John Hartmann, the event's
;oordinator, "It pretty much keeps
us going. We're asking the public
for support and rewarding them
with a better station."
The money raised from the fund -
raiser is gathered from pledges, T-
shirt sales, and admission to the
bash. Pledges are met with
premiums donated by local
businesses (gifts in exchange for
pledges of a particular amount), and
can be made by calling the station
'at 763-3501 any time between now
and Sunday.
The station has a greater
likelihood of achieving their fiscal
goal this year, due to a larger
audience. The FCC recently
approved an increase in their power
which enables the station to reach a

much more diverse group of
listeners, as it gives WCBN-FM a
stronger and more far-reaching
broadcast signal.V
The fundraiser broadcast begins
today a 8:40 A.M., and lasts 88.3
hours until 1 A.M. Monday,
Febuary 9. It features specialty
programming and an assortment of
live performances by local artists.
On Sunday night, the Fundraiser
Bash performances will be broadcast
live from the Michigan Union Ball -
room. The roster for this event
includes a variety of performers
crossing all musical boundaries,
from gospel and folk to jazz,
reggae, and hardcore. Both local and
national acts will be on hand,
including First Light, a reggae band
from Cleveland and local favorite,
and The Dead Milkmen ("a band
with an attitude," according to
Hartmann), from Philidelphia, that
should satisfy the hardcore fans.
Some of the local acts will be the
Ann Arbor Sax Choir, Frank
Allison and the Oddsox, The II, V,
I Orchestra, and comic O.J.
WCBN is the "only true free-
form station on the air" that can be
received in this area, according to
Vicki Jean Beauchamp, the
station's program director.
The play list for the station is
full of "obscure, unnoticed, and
enjoyable music. We want to
educate our listeners," she added, "If
somebody listens for a while
they're sure to find something they
like. That's our purpose."
The fundraiser serves a dual


purpose for the station. The
obvious reason is to raise money.
"It's equally important to thank the
people who listen all year,"
continued Beauchamp, "We're
throwing a party for our
For those who already support
and listen to WCBN, you're
expected to be at the Union
Ballroom Sunday night. For those
who are unfamiliar with WCBN,
this is your chance to support a
very important University radio
The following is a list of local
musicians and specialty programs
which are scheduled as part of the
WCBN-FM Fundraiser:
9 a.m.-12 noon "Jazz Til Noon:"
coffee and doughnuts with Becky
Daczka at P.J.'s Records; 2-3 p.m.
guitarist Hugh McGuinnes; 4-5
p.m. Story Problems; 8-9 p.m.
guitarist Sam Lapides; 9-11 p.m.
Tom Simonian plays rare Marley;
11-12 p.m. Laughing Hyenas; 12-1
a.m. CBN Radio Orchestra; 1-3
a.m. "Smooth Sailing" with
Stingray Belmonte; 3-4 a.m. blues
guitarist Craig Le Bon.
9-12noon Ann Arbor Sax Choir;
8-9 p.m. guitarist Matt Smith; 9-
10 p.m. Tom Gemp; 10-11 p.m.
"The Attack" with Rodent Control;
12-1 a.m. Reagan's Brain.
11-1 p.m. Highlights from the
10th Annual Ann Arbor Folk
Festival; 3-6 p.m. "Nothing but the
Blues:" Eric Cole, Joe Tiboni, and

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Chief Announcer Chris Geary gets sucked into WCBN-FM's huge jazz library. Today starts the
student-run radio station's 8th annual on-the-air fundraiser.

Jerry Mack jost the house party
with Willie de Warren and the Blues
Cruisers; 6-9 p.m. "Rockers'
Jamboree:" Brian Tomsic plays rare
Marley; 10-11 p.m. guitarist Khalid
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Joel: He has to be a

By Ben Ticho
is that all you get for your
- "Movin' Out"
And so, I was explaining where
Hackensack is to Sascha, my
second cousin from Holland. She
wanted to see what the houses
looked like, but I assured her that
she'd seen enough of Jersey in
Englewood the night before (to be
fair, they've got some very nice
:malls, really).
"" Instead, we headed for Times
'quare, where we got in the "two-
fers" line for Social Security. I had
hoped to catch a Village show, but
Sascha mentioned she "doesn't care
for" jazz. (I dislike that expression,
but, hell, she's still learning
English. Sascha insisted on touring
;52nd street and proceeded to sing
.me all the lyrics she could
remember, in random order.
We found a quiet little Italian
;restaurant, and I ordered a bottle of
red (actually, it was the Stage Deli
and a coupla cokes, but I'm pretty
sure the waiter was Italian). Sascha
insisted on going up the Empire
State, which turned out to be more
pleasant than expected; the altitude
is so much higher when you're
outdoors, compared with glass-
enclosed observation decks like the

Sears Tower. The show was pretty
mainstream Broadway comedy - a
lot of sophisto hamming and some
racy lines, and I missed Marlo
Thomas, but....
Oh yeah. Lessee...Billy Joel is
a pianist/songwriter/singer (in that

. 0
big shot
order)from the NYC area who'll be
performing pop music at Crisler
Arena tonight, courtesy of our
Major Events Office. At last report
there were even one or two spare
tickets floating about. Those tickets
cost $17.50, and the show starts at
8 p.m.

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1987Landes Prize Announcement
Undergraduate students currently registered in the Engineering College
are eligible to compete for the George M. Landes Prize ($800). This is an award
presented annually to an undergraduate student who demonstrates excellence of
both technical work and the presentation of that work in written or graphic
form. The prize is presented in memory of George M. Landes, a 1977 graduate
of the Mechanical Engineering Department and a Ford MotorCompany
engineer who was killed in an automobile accident in 1981.
To enter, a student must submit a single piece of technical work. This
presentation -- written, graphic, or some combination of communication media
-- can be a technical article, a design report, a piece of technical journalism, or
any other presentation of technical work. Submissions will be evaluated for
both their technical and communication skill. They should be of professional
quality, suitable for use in industry or for publication exactly as submitted.
Students interested in entering should pick up detailed instructions from
the Technical Communication Program office, 1223 East Engineering. Three
copies of the submission are due at that same office by 5:00pm on Wednesday,
11 March 1987.

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